Outreach groups receive grants from foundation
Many community programs received an early Christmas gift this year.

Discovery camp full of mysteries
While campers at Fort Discovery's holiday camp searched for the missing angel from the Christmas tree, another twist developed in the morning's mystery.

Around the block
- A Christmas service will begin at 9 a.m. today at Hammond Grove Baptist Church, 590 Hemlock Drive, North Augusta. Call 279-1493.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Christmas Camp is filled with fun
The children seated around the table at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville were deep in concentration.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday,

Goodwill provides donations, job assistance
You can't tie a bow around it or stick it under a Christmas tree, but some people have learned that employment is one of the most meaningful gifts a person can receive during the holidays.

Meetings
Aiken Camera Club: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Christmas Camp is filled with fun
The children seated around the table at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville were deep in concentration.

This week
'Tis the Season: 7 and 8 p.m. Monday and Friday; Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students; children younger than 4 are not admitted; reservations are recommended; 641-3654

Sales of Christmas poems help missionaries
J.D. Hope is known for the fried foods he and his family prepare at Jo-Joe's Wings to Go on Whiskey Road.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Dec. 9-13. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Discovery camp full of mysteries
While campers at Fort Discovery's holiday camp searched for the missing angel from the Christmas tree, another twist developed in the morning's mystery.

Around the block
- A Christmas service will begin at 9 a.m. today at Hammond Grove Baptist Church, 590 Hemlock Drive, North Augusta. Call 279-1493.

North Augusta boxer has family support
Nigee King has the support of his family as he prepares for the 2006 Silver Gloves Region III boxing tournament, which will be held Jan. 5-7 in Augusta.

Pet of the week
Merlin, a 3-year-old male Labrador mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Aiken County Detention Center bookings
These are the bookings for the Aiken County Detention Center for Dec. 9-13. Suspects are innocent until proved guilty:

Across the river
LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH: Hayride tour of about 300 light displays depicting Christmas themes, Bible stories and fairy tales on 106 acres at 633 Louisville Road in Grovetown; 6-10 p.m. daily, through Wednesday; from Augusta, take Interstate 20 west to Exit 183, turn right and take U.S. Highway 221 north toward Appling, then turn right on Nature's Way. Turn right on Louisville Road, and it's 1.4 miles on the right; $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6-17, no charge for ages 5 and younger; 825-6441

Children's center always has a need for presents
Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center employees try to make gifts given to the center during the Christmas holidays stretch throughout the year.

Some parents question schools' team-notification process
Any child who's ever tried out for a school sport knows what it's like to approach the list posted on a locker-room wall.

Some parents question schools' team-notification process
Any child who's ever tried out for a school sport knows what it's like to approach the list posted on a locker-room wall.

North Augusta boxer has family support
Nigee King has the support of his family as he prepares for the 2006 Silver Gloves Region III boxing tournament, which will be held Jan. 5-7 in Augusta.

Golfer is glad dad got her off the couch
There were plenty of Saturday mornings when Traci Bodner had her own agenda.

Events
LEGACY SCULPTURE AND GARDEN: Outdoor Education Center, two miles of hiking trails, wetlands habitat and a pavilion; self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday,

Sales of Christmas poems help missionaries
J.D. Hope is known for the fried foods he and his family prepare at Jo-Joe's Wings to Go on Whiskey Road.

Area adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Children's center always has a need for presents
Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center employees try to make gifts given to the center during the Christmas holidays stretch throughout the year.

Across the river
LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH: Hayride tour of about 300 light displays depicting Christmas themes, Bible stories and fairy tales on 106 acres at 633 Louisville Road in Grovetown; 6-10 p.m. daily, through Wednesday; from Augusta, take Interstate 20 west to Exit 183, turn right and take U.S. Highway 221 north toward Appling, then turn right on Nature's Way. Turn right on Louisville Road, and it's 1.4 miles on the right; $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6-17, no charge for ages 5 and younger; 825-6441

Goodwill provides donations, job assistance
You can't tie a bow around it or stick it under a Christmas tree, but some people have learned that employment is one of the most meaningful gifts a person can receive during the holidays.

Meetings
Aiken Camera Club: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272 or misticole22@hotmail.com

Golfer is glad dad got her off the couch
There were plenty of Saturday mornings when Traci Bodner had her own agenda.

This week
'Tis the Season: 7 and 8 p.m. Monday and Friday; Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives; $4.50 adults, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 students; children younger than 4 are not admitted; reservations are recommended; 641-3654

Outreach groups receive grants from foundation
Many community programs received an early Christmas gift this year.

Pet of the week
Merlin, a 3-year-old male Labrador mix, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia.

Jimmy Carter airs gripes like a gentleman
Jimmy Carter is the kind of Democrat most people think no longer exists: an evangelical Christian, a white male from a "red" state (Georgia), and a military man whose Annapolis days are among his proudest.

'Smart' novel visits life in academia
Alan Mackenzie has a bad back, and his wife, Jane, is growing tired of being his nursemaid and coming in second to his pain.

'Smart' novel visits life in academia

Artists create films, paintings, dance about tsunami

'Smart' novel visits life in academia
Alan Mackenzie has a bad back, and his wife, Jane, is growing tired of being his nursemaid and coming in second to his pain.

Artists create films, paintings, dance about tsunami
BANGKOK, Thailand - A comic book tells the tale of a young Thai boy swept away by last year's tsunami who ends up being saved by the spirit of his dead father. An animated film shares the story of a grieving husband who lost his wife in the waves and continues having visions of her.

Former U.N. inspector says Iraq disarmed in 1991
Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter provides an insider's view into the hunt for weapons of mass destruction during the 1990s in "Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the U.N. and Overthrow Saddam Hussein."

Artists create films, paintings, dance about tsunami
BANGKOK, Thailand - A comic book tells the tale of a young Thai boy swept away by last year's tsunami who ends up being saved by the spirit of his dead father. An animated film shares the story of a grieving husband who lost his wife in the waves and continues having visions of her.

Former U.N. inspector says Iraq disarmed in 1991

Former U.N. inspector says Iraq disarmed in 1991
Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter provides an insider's view into the hunt for weapons of mass destruction during the 1990s in "Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the U.N. and Overthrow Saddam Hussein."

Jimmy Carter airs gripes like a gentleman
Jimmy Carter is the kind of Democrat most people think no longer exists: an evangelical Christian, a white male from a "red" state (Georgia), and a military man whose Annapolis days are among his proudest.

Jimmy Carter airs gripes like a gentleman

Musings on the mysteries of Christmas lore, literature

Bailey and William Tucker

Gavan Clyde Swilling

Hannah Elisheva Randall

Judson Lyle Berry

Evan Lukas Kandt

Eric Bryson Bolvin

Hannah Leilani Smith

Aubrey Grayce Sutton

Aubrey Grayce Sutton

Brittany Jewel Haws

Kayla Ryann Bennett

James Harry Saxon

Francisco James Briceñ

Laylah Brenea Frazier

Kendale Alyse Pearson

Hannah Leilani Smith

Hannah Leilani Smith

Kendale Alyse Pearson

Kileigh Gayle Frix

Tyler Douglas Harrison

Eric Bryson Bolvin

Jefferson Trowbridge Gay

Car'Miya Monaé Gibbons

Bailey and William Tucker

Avery Rose Tatum

Gavan Clyde Swilling

Judson Lyle Berry

Francisco James Brice

Kayla Ryann Bennett

Hannah Rose Gay

Victoria Elizabeth Sizemore

Victoria Elizabeth Sizemore

Kileigh Gayle Frix

Hannah Elisheva Randall

Stanley Dean Barfield

Kendale Alyse Pearson

Avery Rose Tatum

Brittany Jewel Haws

Hannah Elisheva Randall

Car'Miya Monaé Gibbons

Rachel Bailee Gay

Kayla Ryann Bennett

Sadie Kalin Smith

Avery Rose Tatum

Justin Daniel Perry

Evan Lukas Kandt

Hannah Rose Gay

Sadie Kalin Smith

Car'Miya Mona

Kileigh Gayle Frix

Evan Lukas Kandt

Aubrey Grayce Sutton

Laylah Brenea Frazier

Eric Bryson Bolvin

Judson Lyle Berry

Laylah Brenea Frazier

Tyler Douglas Harrison

Tyler Douglas Harrison

Francisco James Briceñ

Jefferson Trowbridge Gay

Jefferson Trowbridge Gay

Gavan Clyde Swilling

Hannah Rose Gay

James Harry Saxon

Rachel Bailee Gay

Stanley Dean Barfield

James Harry Saxon

Justin Daniel Perry

Bailey and William Tucker

Brittany Jewel Haws

Stanley Dean Barfield

Sadie Kalin Smith

Victoria Elizabeth Sizemore

Justin Daniel Perry

Rachel Bailee Gay

Everthere Carriers has come a long way

Krispy Kreme seeks a future beyond the cult following

Stores depend more on procrastinators
NEW YORK - Retailers can blame the calendar. They can blame the weather. They can even try to blame New York City's transit strike.

Q&A with Everthere's Steve Threet
The following is a question-and-answer session with Steve Threet, the president of Everthere Carriers.

Everthere Carriers bids farewell to productive 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it attempts to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the final story in the monthly series.

Everthere Carriers has come a long way
A product hatched after a trip for Mexican food - a portable, folding cargo carrier- created a startup business that has grown since its inception. In the past year, readers have followed the leaders of Everthere Carriers LLC as they've signed deals, expanded into a new office and launched a product and accessories. Here's a recap of what the startup company has done during the past 11 months:

Stores depend more on procrastinators
NEW YORK - Retailers can blame the calendar. They can blame the weather. They can even try to blame New York City's transit strike.

Everthere Carriers bids farewell to productive 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: Building a Business is a yearlong series in which The Augusta Chronicle follows the progress of a local startup company, Everthere Carriers LLC, as it attempts to take its fledgling product to a national market. The following is the final story in the monthly series.

Krispy Kreme seeks a future beyond the cult following
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Back in his Los Angeles college days, Stephen Cooper and his buddies would trek 1,000 miles across the Rocky Mountains to restock their coolers with Coors.

On the move
Marc D. Miller has been named dean of Augusta State University's College of Business Administration. The associate professor of business administration joined the school in 2000 after serving at the State University of West Georgia as chairman of the Department of Management and Business Systems.

Wal-Mart revamps to boost growth, reputation in 2006

Business calendar
Jan 12, 19 and 26: CPIM Review Course by the APICS CSRA Chapter; contact Patti Lee at (706) 868-3811 for registration information.

Everthere Carriers has come a long way
A product hatched after a trip for Mexican food - a portable, folding cargo carrier- created a startup business that has grown since its inception. In the past year, readers have followed the leaders of Everthere Carriers LLC as they've signed deals, expanded into a new office and launched a product and accessories. Here's a recap of what the startup company has done during the past 11 months:

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 7-13. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Krispy Kreme seeks a future beyond the cult following
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Back in his Los Angeles college days, Stephen Cooper and his buddies would trek 1,000 miles across the Rocky Mountains to restock their coolers with Coors.

Biz bites
It's the plant for the season: the colorful poinsettia, a native of Central America and the floral decoration for Christmas.

Wal-Mart revamps to boost growth, reputation in 2006
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hitched itself to country superstar Garth Brooks in 2005, but it could have adopted David Bowie's "Changes" as its anthem.

Property transfers
Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Dec. 7-13. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office:

Wal-Mart revamps to boost growth, reputation in 2006
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hitched itself to country superstar Garth Brooks in 2005, but it could have adopted David Bowie's "Changes" as its anthem.

On the move
Marc D. Miller has been named dean of Augusta State University's College of Business Administration. The associate professor of business administration joined the school in 2000 after serving at the State University of West Georgia as chairman of the Department of Management and Business Systems.

Biz bites
It's the plant for the season: the colorful poinsettia, a native of Central America and the floral decoration for Christmas.

Business calendar
Jan 12, 19 and 26: CPIM Review Course by the APICS CSRA Chapter; contact Patti Lee at (706) 868-3811 for registration information.

Stores depend more on procrastinators

On the move

Everthere Carriers bids farewell to productive 2005

Property transfers

Q&A with Everthere's Steve Threet
The following is a question-and-answer session with Steve Threet, the president of Everthere Carriers.

Biz bites

Q&A with Everthere's Steve Threet

Business calendar

No Christmas truce in politicians' wars

No Christmas truce in politicians' wars
Merry Christmas, and God rest ye merry gentlemen and women, too.

No Christmas truce in politicians' wars
Merry Christmas, and God rest ye merry gentlemen and women, too.

Williams could have Motor running for bowl

Williams could have Motor running for bowl
DETROIT - With all the hype and all the attention, it sometimes seems as if DeAngelo Williams will be alone on the field at the Motor City Bowl.

Williams could have Motor running for bowl
DETROIT - With all the hype and all the attention, it sometimes seems as if DeAngelo Williams will be alone on the field at the Motor City Bowl.

The wrong word of the day
How one word can set off a political furor was demonstrated recently when Graniteville residents got in a huff over the Aiken County Council's plan to spend a state allotment of $340,000 to buy the sheriff's office 37 new patrol cars.

The wrong word of the day

The wrong word of the day
How one word can set off a political furor was demonstrated recently when Graniteville residents got in a huff over the Aiken County Council's plan to spend a state allotment of $340,000 to buy the sheriff's office 37 new patrol cars.

City government: a monument to mistrust
Eleven million Iraqis can't be wrong. The right to vote is the oxygen that breathes life into any democracy.

The Christmas story
(Editor's note: As has been The Augusta Chronicle's Christmas Day custom for many years, we reproduce the following Bible passage.)

The Christmas story
(Editor's note: As has been The Augusta Chronicle's Christmas Day custom for many years, we reproduce the following Bible passage.)

Not another dime for the U.N.
If a joke could carry this kind of financial and human price tag, the United Nations would be the punch line.

City government: a monument to mistrust
Eleven million Iraqis can't be wrong. The right to vote is the oxygen that breathes life into any democracy.

Not another dime for the U.N.
If a joke could carry this kind of financial and human price tag, the United Nations would be the punch line.

Not another dime for the U.N.

Another gift for today
If you believe this country can't be great without acknowledging a higher power, there's something extra in your stocking today.

The Christmas story

Another gift for today

Another gift for today
If you believe this country can't be great without acknowledging a higher power, there's something extra in your stocking today.

City government: a monument to mistrust

People in the News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the most popular attractions at the Clinton Presidential Library is available to anyone who wants to see the former president poke fun at himself.

People in the News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the most popular attractions at the Clinton Presidential Library is available to anyone who wants to see the former president poke fun at himself.

Households get heat for the holidays

Households get heat for the holidays
MILWAUKEE - When Sandy Turk learned her 81-year-old mother set her thermostat at a chilly 65 degrees to save money this winter, she thought of the perfect gift - though it's about as much fun as a lump of coal in the stocking.

Households get heat for the holidays
MILWAUKEE - When Sandy Turk learned her 81-year-old mother set her thermostat at a chilly 65 degrees to save money this winter, she thought of the perfect gift - though it's about as much fun as a lump of coal in the stocking.

Gailey remains on the offensive
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey will make a play call during Thursday's Emerald Bowl that gets fans grousing.

Gailey remains on the offensive
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey will make a play call during Thursday's Emerald Bowl that gets fans grousing.

Gailey remains on the offensive

There's not much intelligence in our design, or its evolution

Glover: From PGA to graduation day

Glover: From PGA to graduation day
When Lucas Glover took the stage at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum to finally get his speech and communications degree, it was the first time in a while the rising PGA Tour star's name hadn't gotten much of a reaction.

Israeli is world's top blind golfer
CAESAREA, Israel - The ball explodes off Zohar Sharon's club and flies into the distance. Sharon can't see it, but he knows it's a good one and he flashes a big smile. Two strokes later, he has a birdie.

Glover: From PGA to graduation day
When Lucas Glover took the stage at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum to finally get his speech and communications degree, it was the first time in a while the rising PGA Tour star's name hadn't gotten much of a reaction.

Israeli is world's top blind golfer

Goshen chips in for local charities

Israeli is world's top blind golfer
CAESAREA, Israel - The ball explodes off Zohar Sharon's club and flies into the distance. Sharon can't see it, but he knows it's a good one and he flashes a big smile. Two strokes later, he has a birdie.

Goshen chips in for local charities
Most area golf courses were closed Christmas Day. Not Goshen Plantation Golf Club, which gave the area a generous present.

Goshen chips in for local charities
Most area golf courses were closed Christmas Day. Not Goshen Plantation Golf Club, which gave the area a generous present.

All-area football team

A New Direction

Legend of the Fall

Legend of the Fall
A few area coaches took some liberty with the name of the man who's been the head football coach at Lincoln County for 33 years.

All-area football team
GEORGIA ALL-AREA TEAM

Legend of the Fall
A few area coaches took some liberty with the name of the man who's been the head football coach at Lincoln County for 33 years.

All-area football team
GEORGIA ALL-AREA TEAM

A New Direction
Donald Hudson and Christopher Columbus have something in common.

A New Direction
Donald Hudson and Christopher Columbus have something in common.

Musings on the mysteries of Christmas lore, literature
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy.

Musings on the mysteries of Christmas lore, literature
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy.

Democrats expose treasonous side

Democrats expose treasonous side
In a Fox News Opinion Dynamics Poll, 41 percent of Democrats stated the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein still in power. Democrats, at 72 percent, say President Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Fragile patients must come first
After reading "Finding a place to heal" in the Dec. 17 Augusta Chronicle, I agree with Sister Fran Voivedich: "They, in essence, don't want to spend $150" - "they" being Medical College of Georgia and University hospitals, and the $150 being the per-patient daily charge to hospitals for using the Good Samaritan Respite Center on Broad Street.William Getha, Evans

Christmas wishes go out to all in the CSRA
I wish all churches in the CSRA area the incarnational joy and love of the Christ Child born in Bethlehem and our Savior and mighty God and Wonderful Counsellor and Prince of Peace.The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Democrats expose treasonous side
In a Fox News Opinion Dynamics Poll, 41 percent of Democrats stated the world would be better off with Saddam Hussein still in power. Democrats, at 72 percent, say President Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction. Robert Smock, Hephzibah

Again, please - but with a dictionary
It's entertaining when Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams stands up and commits verbal suicide while trying to show his command of the English language.Jerry Moyer, Martinez

Consolidation just isn't working

Radio show is racially divisive
It would be easy to remain silent while an area black radio station talk show spews discord across the CSRA during its 8:30-10 a.m. broadcast.Grady Abrams, Martinez

Fragile patients must come first

Fragile patients must come first
After reading "Finding a place to heal" in the Dec. 17 Augusta Chronicle, I agree with Sister Fran Voivedich: "They, in essence, don't want to spend $150" - "they" being Medical College of Georgia and University hospitals, and the $150 being the per-patient daily charge to hospitals for using the Good Samaritan Respite Center on Broad Street.William Getha, Evans

Abortion, Social Security crises related
Politicians who insist that judicial nominees pass the pro-baby-killing litmus test also claim that President Bush exaggerates the Social Security crisis. Vern J. Simon, Evans

Consolidation just isn't working
I keep hearing rumbles here and there about consolidation for Columbia County. Wow! Seems to me you should look and take stock in how successful it's been in Richmond County.Tom Walters, Augusta

Abortion, Social Security crises related
Politicians who insist that judicial nominees pass the pro-baby-killing litmus test also claim that President Bush exaggerates the Social Security crisis. Vern J. Simon, Evans

Christmas wishes go out to all in the CSRA
I wish all churches in the CSRA area the incarnational joy and love of the Christ Child born in Bethlehem and our Savior and mighty God and Wonderful Counsellor and Prince of Peace.The Rev. Michael Lubinsky, Augusta

Abortion, Social Security crises related

Again, please - but with a dictionary
It's entertaining when Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams stands up and commits verbal suicide while trying to show his command of the English language.Jerry Moyer, Martinez

Radio show is racially divisive

Christmas wishes go out to all in the CSRA

Again, please - but with a dictionary

Radio show is racially divisive
It would be easy to remain silent while an area black radio station talk show spews discord across the CSRA during its 8:30-10 a.m. broadcast.Grady Abrams, Martinez

Consolidation just isn't working
I keep hearing rumbles here and there about consolidation for Columbia County. Wow! Seems to me you should look and take stock in how successful it's been in Richmond County.Tom Walters, Augusta

Symphony Guild Cotillion acknowledges debutantes

Travel briefs

Tourism campaign centers on cultural exploration

Tourists watch mining companies lop off mountaintops

Ask the Carey Brothers

Jackson couple's home was featured for charity event

Dogsledding in the frozen wilderness

Techbits: Apple growth, Solar purse and more

Radiant flooring cuts heating bills

Mother of five fighting record companies' lawsuit

Cameras capture Christmas mishaps

Robot cleans up in the home

Awareness of others gives better manners

Video game makers shed NFL license

Living briefs

Strategy games let you build an empire

Microsoft Office has some competition

Mother of five fighting record companies' lawsuit
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - It was Easter Sunday, and Patricia Santangelo was in church with her kids when she says the music recording industry peeked into her computer and decided to take her to court.

Techbits: Apple growth, Solar purse and more
NEW YORK - Driven largely by the popularity of the iTunes music service and software, Apple Computer Inc.'s Web site was the fastest growing last month among the major brands, according to a study by Nielsen/NetRatings.

Living briefs
According to weight-loss and health expert laurie bell, the author of lose the lies, lose the weight: the ultimate guide to permanent weight loss, the vast majority of those who make a New Year's resolution to lose weight fall off the wagon before the end of January.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: We want to put in a spa or a hot tub. I thought that they were one in the same until we began to shop. What's the difference? -- Cindy

Strategy games let you build an empire
Even in a video game, global domination is no easy feat. Religion, politics, culture and geography are among many interwoven factors that can be a help and hindrance.

Radiant flooring cuts heating bills
Homeowners looking for a more efficient way to heat portions of their home may find the answer resting at their feet.

Tourists watch mining companies lop off mountaintops
HAZARD, Ky. - For Lyle Snider, the view from Kentucky 80 is breathtaking, but not in a good way.

Symphony Guild Cotillion acknowledges debutantes
Twenty-six debutantes were presented Nov. 25 at the Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Strategy games let you build an empire
Even in a video game, global domination is no easy feat. Religion, politics, culture and geography are among many interwoven factors that can be a help and hindrance.

Awareness of others gives better manners
Dear Carson: I have two major gripes. One is about people who congregate in doorways before entering a room, making a traffic jam in the entry way. The other is for people who wear backpacks, continually bumping into other people who are close around them.

Video game makers shed NFL license
CHICAGO - In a gritty new video game about a fictional football league, players cripple their opponents, gamble and use performance-enhancing supplements.

Jackson couple's home was featured for charity event
The trick to after-Christmas bliss is to take things slowly.

Techbits: Apple growth, Solar purse and more
NEW YORK - Driven largely by the popularity of the iTunes music service and software, Apple Computer Inc.'s Web site was the fastest growing last month among the major brands, according to a study by Nielsen/NetRatings.

Cameras capture Christmas mishaps
The holidays are a time of joy and laughter; good food and family fun.

Cameras capture Christmas mishaps
The holidays are a time of joy and laughter; good food and family fun.

Tourism campaign centers on cultural exploration
WASHINGTON - From a portrait of George Washington and photos of Weimaraners to eyewitness accounts of historic events, the nation's capital is promoting the summer of 2006 as a celebration of American culture.

Travel briefs
MOOSE, Wyo. - Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway were scheduled to open for the winter season Dec. 21.

Dogsledding in the frozen wilderness
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can only see when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over the frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Microsoft Office has some competition
SEATTLE - For Microsoft Corp., 2005 was the year the big bad Web came calling. Again.

Tourists watch mining companies lop off mountaintops
HAZARD, Ky. - For Lyle Snider, the view from Kentucky 80 is breathtaking, but not in a good way.

Mother of five fighting record companies' lawsuit
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - It was Easter Sunday, and Patricia Santangelo was in church with her kids when she says the music recording industry peeked into her computer and decided to take her to court.

Tourism campaign centers on cultural exploration
WASHINGTON - From a portrait of George Washington and photos of Weimaraners to eyewitness accounts of historic events, the nation's capital is promoting the summer of 2006 as a celebration of American culture.

Robot cleans up in the home
SAN FRANCISCO - I'm lounging on the couch with my feet up, sipping a soda and watching the late-night sports recap. I reach over to playfully wrestle a squeaky toy from my dog's grip.

Radiant flooring cuts heating bills
Homeowners looking for a more efficient way to heat portions of their home may find the answer resting at their feet.

Microsoft Office has some competition
SEATTLE - For Microsoft Corp., 2005 was the year the big bad Web came calling. Again.

Ask the Carey Brothers
Q: We want to put in a spa or a hot tub. I thought that they were one in the same until we began to shop. What's the difference? -- Cindy

Robot cleans up in the home
SAN FRANCISCO - I'm lounging on the couch with my feet up, sipping a soda and watching the late-night sports recap. I reach over to playfully wrestle a squeaky toy from my dog's grip.

Jackson couple's home was featured for charity event
The trick to after-Christmas bliss is to take things slowly.

Video game makers shed NFL license
CHICAGO - In a gritty new video game about a fictional football league, players cripple their opponents, gamble and use performance-enhancing supplements.

Living briefs
According to weight-loss and health expert laurie bell, the author of lose the lies, lose the weight: the ultimate guide to permanent weight loss, the vast majority of those who make a New Year's resolution to lose weight fall off the wagon before the end of January.

Dogsledding in the frozen wilderness
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can only see when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over the frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Awareness of others gives better manners
Dear Carson: I have two major gripes. One is about people who congregate in doorways before entering a room, making a traffic jam in the entry way. The other is for people who wear backpacks, continually bumping into other people who are close around them.

Travel briefs
MOOSE, Wyo. - Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway were scheduled to open for the winter season Dec. 21.

Symphony Guild Cotillion acknowledges debutantes
Twenty-six debutantes were presented Nov. 25 at the Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.

Hispanic immigrants facing new city bans

Kid of the day
Kid of the Day

Across the area

Holiday Closings

Across the area
A woman who was rescued from a house fire by Aiken officials Christmas morning remained in critical condition at an Augusta hospital Sunday evening.

Piloting precision

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Members of panel pay visit to troops

Medicaid plan facing study

Black legislators to push for judges

School offices could be tardy

The week ahead

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Gene therapy can help ward off cancer
Nikki Williams doesn't like needles, so she tried not to watch as nurse Darlene Gibson stuck her in the thigh. It was the lesser of two evils to her.

Five questions with Robin Dukes

No savings, more fights
The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County a decade ago was supposed to save money.

Let Earth receive her king
Baby Jesus is shown in the nativity scene at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. The church will celebrate Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

Columbia County plan draws notice
To find out just how much interest there is in Columbia County's consolidation efforts outside the Augusta area, just ask Todd Glover.

Across Georgia
Man is charged after grave is disturbed

Santa goes a little out of way to locate children in hospital
Santa couldn't go to Trey Davis' house on Christmas Eve, so jolly Old St. Nick did him one better - personally bringing the 5-year-old Hinesville, Ga., boy his gifts on Christmas morning.

Columbia County plan draws notice
To find out just how much interest there is in Columbia County's consolidation efforts outside the Augusta area, just ask Todd Glover.

No savings, more fights

Across South Carolina
County's golfers have one free day of play

Gunman robs Subway in Martinez

Columbia County plan draws notice

Five questions with Robin Dukes
Robin Dukes is a dietary manager at Windermere Health & Rehabilitation Center nursing home.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Without federal assistant, Greenville County officials say, cleaning up debris from this month's ice storm could take longer than winter itself.

Piloting precision
Jim Bradshaw gets plenty of questions while ferrying visitors who tour the Augusta Canal by boat.

Across South Carolina

Leaky roof needs repair
Sgt. Kenny Holden is a man on a mission.

Let Earth receive her king

The week ahead
The Christmas show 'Tis the Season will be presented at 7 and 8 p.m. today and Friday at the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. The program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and $2.50 for pupils. Children younger than 4 will not be admitted. Reservations are recommended. Call 641-3654.

School offices could be tardy
Plans to complete a third floor of a new Columbia County Board of Education administration building might delay its opening, school officials say.

Family lose their home, keep decorations, spirit
For the past 27 Decembers, Janet and William Gross, of Beech Island, filled their front yard with a lavish display of Christmas lights and decorations.

Contributors beat record to help local families finance gifts, bills
Generous contributions to The Augusta Chronicle's 2005 Empty Stocking Fund have already surpassed last year's record-setting total.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Badminton, anyone?

Holiday Closings
The following closings have been announced.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Consolidation supporter sees flaws but is still satisfied

No savings, more fights
The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County a decade ago was supposed to save money.

Kid of the day

Gene therapy can help ward off cancer
Nikki Williams doesn't like needles, so she tried not to watch as nurse Darlene Gibson stuck her in the thigh. It was the lesser of two evils to her.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - Without federal assistant, Greenville County officials say, cleaning up debris from this month's ice storm could take longer than winter itself.

Let Earth receive her king
Baby Jesus is shown in the nativity scene at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity. The church will celebrate Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m.

Across Georgia
EAST POINT - A Christmas Eve robbery left a 7-year-old girl with a gunshot wound.

Across the area
Man with knife holds up store

Across the area
A woman who was rescued from a house fire by Aiken officials Christmas morning remained in critical condition at an Augusta hospital Sunday evening.

Online buyers beware

Soldier returns for holidays
Other than a gourmet meal of prime rib and lobster tails, Chief Warrant Officer Joey Gagnard's Christmas last year was no more special than any other day on the calendar.

Across South Carolina

UGA decides to put underage drinkers in jail
ATHENS, Ga. - Starting next year, underage students caught drinking at the University of Georgia will be arrested and sent to jail.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

Medicaid plan facing study
COLUMBIA - A plan to overhaul health care benefits for the poor could be delayed by lawmakers.

Across Georgia
EAST POINT - A Christmas Eve robbery left a 7-year-old girl with a gunshot wound.

Black legislators to push for judges
ROCK HILL, S.C. - South Carolina's Legislative Black Caucus plans a push next year to elect more black judges.

Across the southeast
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Beth Twitty did her homework before letting her daughter, Natalee Holloway, head to Aruba on her senior class trip: She went to planning meetings, and so did Holloway. They asked questions. They discussed underage drinking, chaperones and traveling with buddies.

Relics at church tell story of historic S. Carolina town
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - In Summerville Presbyterian Church sits a silver cup and a skeletal mortise door key. Those relics are about all that remain from churches in South Carolina's first inland town.

Soldier returns for holidays

Hispanic immigrants facing new city bans
ATLANTA - Roger Herrera, a Mexican-born permanent resident who works for a mobile home manufacturer, applied last month for a permit to put a mobile home on the land he has owned for more than a decade in Pearson, a town of 1,896 in southeast Georgia.

Across the southeast

Members of panel pay visit to troops
ATLANTA - New Jersey Republican Rep. Jim Saxton visited American troops overseas during part of the run-up to the holidays and said he found the soldiers in good spirits.

Places open today

Badminton, anyone?
Two-year-old David Peng plays badminton with his parents, Weipeng Zheng (left) and Yandong Peng. They were enjoying a sunny December day at Brookfield Park in Augusta.

Relics at church tell story of historic S. Carolina town

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Vincent Brown Jr., 7, of Augusta.

Consolidation supporter sees flaws but is still satisfied
As one of the biggest backers of the merger between the city of Augusta and Richmond County, Ralph Walker preached patience in 1995 for the inevitable stumbles caused by a marriage of two governments.

Across the area
A woman who was rescued from a house fire by Aiken officials Christmas morning remained in critical condition at an Augusta hospital Sunday evening.

Online buyers beware
COLUMBIA - Shopping online this holiday season? You might want to save - and double-check - those receipts. You might just owe South Carolina some money.

Leaky roof needs repair
Sgt. Kenny Holden is a man on a mission.

Places open today
What's open today?

Soldier returns for holidays
Other than a gourmet meal of prime rib and lobster tails, Chief Warrant Officer Joey Gagnard's Christmas last year was no more special than any other day on the calendar.

Where we live
There are probably many reasons why so many who usually don't attend church will pack Christmas services this weekend. For some, it's a chance to be with family and friends; for others, it's for the familiarity of a long-honored tradition.

Santa goes a little out of way to locate children in hospital
Santa couldn't go to Trey Davis' house on Christmas Eve, so jolly Old St. Nick did him one better - personally bringing the 5-year-old Hinesville, Ga., boy his gifts on Christmas morning.

Across the area
Man with knife holds up store

Gene therapy can help ward off cancer

Santa goes a little out of way to locate children in hospital

Family lose their home, keep decorations, spirit
For the past 27 Decembers, Janet and William Gross, of Beech Island, filled their front yard with a lavish display of Christmas lights and decorations.

Across Georgia

Piloting precision
Jim Bradshaw gets plenty of questions while ferrying visitors who tour the Augusta Canal by boat.

Across South Carolina
County's golfers have one free day of play

Five questions with Robin Dukes
Robin Dukes is a dietary manager at Windermere Health & Rehabilitation Center nursing home.

Kid of the day
Kid of the Day

Leaky roof needs repair

School offices could be tardy
Plans to complete a third floor of a new Columbia County Board of Education administration building might delay its opening, school officials say.

Across Georgia

Contributors beat record to help local families finance gifts, bills
Generous contributions to The Augusta Chronicle's 2005 Empty Stocking Fund have already surpassed last year's record-setting total.

Black legislators to push for judges
ROCK HILL, S.C. - South Carolina's Legislative Black Caucus plans a push next year to elect more black judges.

Online buyers beware
COLUMBIA - Shopping online this holiday season? You might want to save - and double-check - those receipts. You might just owe South Carolina some money.

Medicaid plan facing study
COLUMBIA - A plan to overhaul health care benefits for the poor could be delayed by lawmakers.

Consolidation supporter sees flaws but is still satisfied
As one of the biggest backers of the merger between the city of Augusta and Richmond County, Ralph Walker preached patience in 1995 for the inevitable stumbles caused by a marriage of two governments.

UGA decides to put underage drinkers in jail
ATHENS, Ga. - Starting next year, underage students caught drinking at the University of Georgia will be arrested and sent to jail.

Where we live
There are probably many reasons why so many who usually don't attend church will pack Christmas services this weekend. For some, it's a chance to be with family and friends; for others, it's for the familiarity of a long-honored tradition.

Badminton, anyone?
Two-year-old David Peng plays badminton with his parents, Weipeng Zheng (left) and Yandong Peng. They were enjoying a sunny December day at Brookfield Park in Augusta.

Places open today
What's open today?

Relics at church tell story of historic S. Carolina town
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - In Summerville Presbyterian Church sits a silver cup and a skeletal mortise door key. Those relics are about all that remain from churches in South Carolina's first inland town.

Across Georgia
Man is charged after grave is disturbed

Hispanic immigrants facing new city bans
ATLANTA - Roger Herrera, a Mexican-born permanent resident who works for a mobile home manufacturer, applied last month for a permit to put a mobile home on the land he has owned for more than a decade in Pearson, a town of 1,896 in southeast Georgia.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Members of panel pay visit to troops
ATLANTA - New Jersey Republican Rep. Jim Saxton visited American troops overseas during part of the run-up to the holidays and said he found the soldiers in good spirits.

Where we live

Holiday Closings
The following closings have been announced.

Contributors beat record to help local families finance gifts, bills

UGA decides to put underage drinkers in jail

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Vincent Brown Jr., 7, of Augusta.

Family lose their home, keep decorations, spirit

The week ahead
The Christmas show 'Tis the Season will be presented at 7 and 8 p.m. today and Friday at the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway, Aiken. The program traces holiday customs in historical and religious perspectives. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and $2.50 for pupils. Children younger than 4 will not be admitted. Reservations are recommended. Call 641-3654.

Kid of the Day

Jack towered above the rest
Charitable activism prompted Time magazine to tap U2 rocker Bono and Microsoft's first family of Bill and Melinda Gates as its Persons of the Year.

Jack towered above the rest
Charitable activism prompted Time magazine to tap U2 rocker Bono and Microsoft's first family of Bill and Melinda Gates as its Persons of the Year.

There's not much intelligence in our design, or its evolution
It always amazes me when creationists try to snake their way into biology class with a theory that our universe and everything in it is a product of "intelligent design."

There's not much intelligence in our design, or its evolution
It always amazes me when creationists try to snake their way into biology class with a theory that our universe and everything in it is a product of "intelligent design."

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

'Housewife' Huffman hits the road in 'Transamerica'
LOS ANGELES - Felicity Huffman wasn't supposed to win the Emmy over her more glamorous and talked-about "Desperate Housewives" co-stars. But she did. Now, she's an Academy Award favorite for her performance in "Transamerica" - in which she plays a man prepping for sex-change surgery.

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

'Housewife' Huffman hits the road in 'Transamerica'

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films
Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

'Housewife' Huffman hits the road in 'Transamerica'
LOS ANGELES - Felicity Huffman wasn't supposed to win the Emmy over her more glamorous and talked-about "Desperate Housewives" co-stars. But she did. Now, she's an Academy Award favorite for her performance in "Transamerica" - in which she plays a man prepping for sex-change surgery.

Jamie Foxx releases new album 'Unpredictable'
NEW YORK - Jamie Foxx is on such a roll that he didn't even need to put out an album to become a chart-topping singer.

Mariah Carey ties Elvis on singles chart
NEW YORK - Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" rose to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart, putting her in a tie with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1 singles in the rock era.

Mariah Carey ties Elvis on singles chart

Mariah Carey ties Elvis on singles chart
NEW YORK - Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" rose to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart, putting her in a tie with Elvis Presley for second place among artists with the most No. 1 singles in the rock era.

Jamie Foxx releases new album 'Unpredictable'
NEW YORK - Jamie Foxx is on such a roll that he didn't even need to put out an album to become a chart-topping singer.

Troubled Boys Choir of Harlem faces eviction by city
NEW YORK - The world-renown Boys Choir of Harlem, struggling under millions of dollars of debts and allegations that its founder ignored reports of sexual abuse, is being evicted by the city.

Troubled Boys Choir of Harlem faces eviction by city

Jamie Foxx releases new album 'Unpredictable'

Troubled Boys Choir of Harlem faces eviction by city
NEW YORK - The world-renown Boys Choir of Harlem, struggling under millions of dollars of debts and allegations that its founder ignored reports of sexual abuse, is being evicted by the city.

Pistons slay Spurs in Finals rematch
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - In their first matchup since the NBA Finals, Detroit proved dominant in a defensive struggle against San Antonio.

NBA roundup
Focus on Kobe-Shaq, but Carter's performance can't be ignoredBylineBy The Associated PressBody CopyThe Los Angeles Lakers ignored the hype. The Miami Heat can only wish Vince Carter did the same.

NBA roundup

NBA roundup
Focus on Kobe-Shaq, but Carter's performance can't be ignoredBylineBy The Associated PressBody CopyThe Los Angeles Lakers ignored the hype. The Miami Heat can only wish Vince Carter did the same.

Pistons slay Spurs in Finals rematch
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - In their first matchup since the NBA Finals, Detroit proved dominant in a defensive struggle against San Antonio.

Pistons slay Spurs in Finals rematch

Panthers have themselves to blame for this collapse

Falcons' playoff hopes dashed

Wrong info knocks out Falcons

Jags clinch berth; Broncos take West

Cowboys' victory helps Buccaneers

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. David Willis Key    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Juanita Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hoyt Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. David Willis Key    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack E. Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Bessie Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Dr. William Black, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Larry A. Smoak    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice B. Strong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jung    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie White    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Alice B. Strong    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Allen Minton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. James Allen Minton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Isola Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack E. Johnson    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mitchell    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Hendrix    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Isola Williams    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wilmer C. Guinn    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances E. Cawley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. L.C. Dunbar    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Wilmer C. Guinn    (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur C. Bragg    (VALDOSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wylie B. Gibbs, Jr.    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Perkins    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Larry A. Smoak    (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mr. Delmar Dolin, Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Illa Norris Walton    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hoyt Yonce    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Dr. William Black, Sr.    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mr. Jay Howard Hinkson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James E. Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willis Kelley    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Spain    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Frances E. Cawley    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Abraham    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Juanita Martin    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wylie B. Gibbs, Jr.    (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Mundy Pace    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Delmar Dolin, Jr.    (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mrs. Kyong Ok Seo    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Spec. Joseph Alan Lucas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Mundy Pace    (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Patricia Altman    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jung    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally J. Bolton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Ms. Illa Norris Walton    (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Smith    (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Spec. Joseph Alan Lucas, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Jay Howard Hinkson    (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Marjorie Spain    (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Hendrix    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. L.C. Dunbar    (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mrs. Carrie White    (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Sally J. Bolton    (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr.    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Miss Patricia Altman    (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mr. James Allen Minton    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hobbs    (DEARING, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Abraham    (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant    (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Williams    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen    (EVANS, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison    (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Kyong Ok Seo    (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn    (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Wilbur C. Bragg    (VALDOSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willis Kelley    (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Miss Patricia Altman (TRENTON, S.C.)

Mrs. Isola Williams (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mrs. Frances E. Cawley (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Sally J. Bolton (MILLEN, Ga.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Julia Mae Mitchell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. L.C. Dunbar (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Mr. Delmar Dolin, Jr. (BARNWELL, S.C.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mrs. Kyong Ok Seo (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jay Howard Hinkson (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. James Allen Minton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Charles H. Beatty (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Carrie White (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willie Cook, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jerome L. Sweat (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Dorothy Jung (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mr. Ted M. Rabun (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mr. Henry Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Wilbur C. Bragg (VALDOSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Irene Mundy Pace (CHARLESTON, S.C.)

Spec. Joseph Alan Lucas, Sr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Jack E. Johnson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Ms. Juanita Martin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Marjorie Spain (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ms. Illa Norris Walton (HARLEM, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary Hobbs (DEARING, Ga.)

Mr. Wylie B. Gibbs, Jr. (KEYSVILLE, Ga.)

Mrs. Bernice Opal Ellison (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mr. Ernest M. Counts (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Martha Hoyt Yonce (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Willis Kelley (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mrs. Joan C. Allen (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. James E. Smith (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Mr. Tullie William Keen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Bessie Perkins (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mrs. Alice B. Strong (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Henry Phillip Tinley (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mr. James Allen Minton (EVANS, Ga.)

Mr. David Willis Key (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Wilmer C. Guinn (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Mrs. Margaret Hendrix (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dr. William Black, Sr. (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Mrs. Emma Abraham (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Mrs. Mildred B. Osborn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Ellis Milton Hogan (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mr. Larry A. Smoak (SUMMERVILLE, S.C.)

Mrs. Mary L. Phillips (STAPLETON, Ga.)

Mr. Harry N. Oliphant (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Asada pulls off two triple axels

Minnesota trip turns into adventure

Area announcements

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Overtime
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Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Minnesota trip turns into adventure
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can see only when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over a frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Asada pulls off two triple axels
TOKYO - Mao Asada became the first female skater to do two triple axels in a free program, accomplishing the feat at the Japanese national championships Sunday.

Overtime
High Schools

Minnesota trip turns into adventure
ELY, Minn. - The immense vault of cobalt sky shimmered with the thousands of stars you can see only when the closest city is five hours away. Swirls of powdery snow chased one another over a frozen lake, and the lanky spruce trees along the shore turned bluish in the last afterglow of dusk.

Area announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Asada pulls off two triple axels
TOKYO - Mao Asada became the first female skater to do two triple axels in a free program, accomplishing the feat at the Japanese national championships Sunday.

Youthful shots
Georgia's deer season is continuing to be productive for many local hunters.

Sports Calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Youthful shots
Georgia's deer season is continuing to be productive for many local hunters.

Youthful shots

Sports Calendar
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

Sports Calendar

Lucky anglers share spoils with new boat
Ed Lepley and Todd Jones have almost every fishing gadget money can buy, including boats.

Lucky anglers share spoils with new boat
Ed Lepley and Todd Jones have almost every fishing gadget money can buy, including boats.

Jags clinch berth; Broncos take West
Jacksonville clinched its first playoff berth since 1999 on Saturday, rallying for three touchdowns in the final quarter to beat Houston, 38-20, for an AFC wild card spot.

Wrong info knocks out Falcons
TAMPA, Fla. - In an era of instant messaging and Internet searches, it shouldn't have been that difficult for the Atlanta Falcons to know about their playoff position during Saturday afternoon's game at Tampa Bay.

Falcons' playoff hopes dashed
TAMPA, Fla. - If ever a play mirrored the entire Atlanta Falcons season, it was Todd Peterson's 28-yard field goal attempt on the third play of overtime Saturday.

Falcons' playoff hopes dashed
TAMPA, Fla. - If ever a play mirrored the entire Atlanta Falcons season, it was Todd Peterson's 28-yard field goal attempt on the third play of overtime Saturday.

Wrong info knocks out Falcons
TAMPA, Fla. - In an era of instant messaging and Internet searches, it shouldn't have been that difficult for the Atlanta Falcons to know about their playoff position during Saturday afternoon's game at Tampa Bay.

Jags clinch berth; Broncos take West
Jacksonville clinched its first playoff berth since 1999 on Saturday, rallying for three touchdowns in the final quarter to beat Houston, 38-20, for an AFC wild card spot.

Cowboys' victory helps Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. - One of the loudest cheers at Raymond James Stadium Saturday afternoon had nothing to do with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Atlanta Falcons.

Cowboys' victory helps Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. - One of the loudest cheers at Raymond James Stadium Saturday afternoon had nothing to do with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Atlanta Falcons.

Panthers have themselves to blame for this collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a somber, almost silent locker room, the Carolina Panthers were all too aware of what had just slipped away.

Panthers have themselves to blame for this collapse
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In a somber, almost silent locker room, the Carolina Panthers were all too aware of what had just slipped away.

Lucky anglers share spoils with new boat

Jack towered above the rest

Clock runs out on ABC's 'Monday Night Football'
From its inception, ABC's "Monday Night Football" was a risky experiment that defied American sports tradition. From Howard Cosell's pontification to Don Meredith's down-home songs to Dennis Miller's arcane analogies, it dominated TV viewing in homes and bars across the nation.

Clock runs out on ABC's 'Monday Night Football'
From its inception, ABC's "Monday Night Football" was a risky experiment that defied American sports tradition. From Howard Cosell's pontification to Don Meredith's down-home songs to Dennis Miller's arcane analogies, it dominated TV viewing in homes and bars across the nation.

Clock runs out on ABC's 'Monday Night Football'

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
Where will you be when 2006 arrives? Tuned to ABC? NBC? Maybe MTV?

Philbin, Clark's have competing New Year's parties
NEW YORK - New Year's Eve is the biggest party night of the year, and television is among the most youth-obsessed media, so guess who will be the top hosts this weekend when the ball drops in Times Square?

Nickelodeon at top of ratings heap
LOS ANGELES - Wouldn't you know it? The television network that brought the world burping contests and buckets of green slime was born on the date known as All Fool's Day.

Philbin, Clark's have competing New Year's parties

Nickelodeon at top of ratings heap
LOS ANGELES - Wouldn't you know it? The television network that brought the world burping contests and buckets of green slime was born on the date known as All Fool's Day.

Nickelodeon at top of ratings heap

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead
Where will you be when 2006 arrives? Tuned to ABC? NBC? Maybe MTV?

Philbin, Clark's have competing New Year's parties
NEW YORK - New Year's Eve is the biggest party night of the year, and television is among the most youth-obsessed media, so guess who will be the top hosts this weekend when the ball drops in Times Square?

TV Lookout: highlights for the week ahead

People in the News

Golfer is glad dad got her off the couch

Area adult literacy sites

North Augusta boxer has family support

Some parents question schools' team-notification process

Children's center always has a need for presents

Meetings

Events

Outreach groups receive grants from foundation

Christmas Camp is filled with fun

Across the river

Sales of Christmas poems help missionaries

Around the block

Discovery camp full of mysteries

Aiken County Detention Center bookings

This week

Goodwill provides donations, job assistance

Pet of the week